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Scottville Christmas celebration Saturday to include handmade stockings.

December 9, 2016
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Scottville Christmas celebration Saturday to include handmade stockings.  #ChristmasinScottville By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief.  SCOTTVILLE — A group of local women have made 135 fabric stockings in order to give to area children Saturday during Christmas celebrations in downtown Scottville. Kids can pick up the stockings at the Scottville Area Senior Center, 140 S. Main St., and then take them to…

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Ionia man injured after truck runs into train.

December 9, 2016
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Ionia man injured after truck runs into train. #MasonCountyNews By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. BRANCH TOWNSHIP — A 36-year-old Ionia man was injured Friday afternoon after the pickup truck he was driving collided with a moving train on North Tyndall Road between Stevensen and Wingleton roads.…

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Semi truck slides off slippery road.

December 9, 2016
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Semi truck slides off slippery road. #MasonCountyNews #PoliceNews AMBER TOWNSHIP — Mason County sheriff’s deputies responded to a semi truck slide-off at the intersection of US 31 and North Scottville Road Thursday, Dec. 8, at 8:35 p.m., according to Mason County Sheriff Kim Cole. No…

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Phillips sentenced 19 to 45 years for murder of Baby Kate.

December 9, 2016
Phillips with his attorney, David Glancy.

Phillips sentenced 19 to 45 years for murder of Baby Kate.  #BabyKate By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Sean Michael Phillips was sentenced Friday morning in 51st Circuit Court to…

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79th District Court arraignments.

December 8, 2016
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79th District Court arraignments. #MasonCountyNews   #CourtNews By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer. LUDINGTON — The following were recently arraigned in 79th District Court: Felony – Larkin Santana Heidel, 17, of…

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Effort underway to feed over 400 families during winter break.

December 8, 2016
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Effort underway to feed over 400 families during winter break.  #MasonCountyCares. LUDINGTON — The Lakeshore Resource Network has teamed up with United Way of Mason County, Mason County Family Link,…

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Phillips sentencing scheduled for Friday.

December 8, 2016
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Phillips sentencing scheduled for Friday. #BabyKate By Rob Alway, Editor-in-Chief. LUDINGTON — Sean Michael Phillips is scheduled to appear in court Friday morning where he will be sentenced for second…

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Community Cats TNR receives grant from Great Lakes Energy.

December 8, 2016

Community Cats TNR receives grant from Great Lakes Energy.  LUDINGTON — Community Cats TNR has received a $496 grant from the Great Lakes Energy People Fund.  The grant will be…

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Federal judge stops recount.

December 7, 2016

Federal judge stops recount.  #Recount. LANSING — The Michigan Presidential Election recount has been halted by the same federal judge who previously decided that a recount was allowable. U.S. District Judge Mark…

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Obituary: Manuel Rosa, 81, Pentwater.

December 7, 2016
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Obituary: Manuel Rosa, 81, Pentwater. #OceanaCountyDeaths. Manuel Wela Rosa, age 81, of Pentwater, and formerly of Indian, Alaska, passed away in Anchorage, Alaska, November 22, 2016.  Wela was born in…

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79th District Court sentencings, dismissals.

December 7, 2016

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By Alan Neushwander. Contributing Writer.

#MasonCountyNews #CourtNews

LUDINGTON — The following were recently sentenced in 79th District Court:

– Jimmy Wayne Walls, 51, of 3747 N. Taylor Rd., Sheridan Township, pleaded no contest Dec. 5 to second-offense operating while impaired (OWI) and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; one year discretionary jail for two years; must attend impact weekend; must complete substance abuse disorder program; no drugs/alcohol; must attend AA two times per month for two years; subject to random preliminary breath tests (PBTs); and $1,730 in fines/costs.

– David Brian Richmond, 27, of 403 S. Madison St., Apt. 2, Ludington, pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to disorderly person – jostling and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; must have a domestic violence evaluation; no drugs/alcohol; subject to weekly drug tests; and $285 in fines/costs. A charge of domestic violence was dismissed.

– Theresa Jean Gluc, 52, of 2479 Wesley, Muskegon, pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to second-degree retail fraud and was sentenced to one year discretionary jail for one year and $640.75 in fines/costs/restitution.

– Daniel John Horowski, 33, of 3028 Piney Ridge Rd., Hamlin Township, pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to third-degree retail fraud (shoplifting) and was sentenced to 28 days in jail with credit for 28 days served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs; must continue outpatient counseling at Community Mental Health (CMH); and $665 in fines/costs. May perform 68 hours of community service within seven months in lieu of fines/costs.

– Jesse Allen Outwater, 32, of 313 N. Emily St., Ludington, pleaded no contest Nov. 30 to OWI and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 93 days discretionary jail for one year; must attend victims impact panel; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs; must obtain substance abuse counseling; and $1,070 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to Secretary of State (SOS). Charges of refusing a PBT, transporting an open intoxicant, and failure to stop at the scene of an accident were dismissed.

– Autumn Lanne Jourden, 25, of 4309 Jebavy Dr., Hamlin Township, pleaded no contest Nov. 29 to OWI and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 93 days discretionary jail for two years; must attend victims impact panel; no drugs/alcohol; subject to random PBTs; subject to random drug tests; must continue current counseling with CMH; and $1,560 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to SOS. A charge of driving with a suspended license was dismissed.

– Richard Allen Carr, 44, of 2868 N. Lakeshore Dr., Hamlin Township, pleaded guilty Nov. 30 to burning without a permit and was sentenced to pay $275 in fines/costs.

– Dakota Isiah Ramirez, 22, of 3677 S. Pere Marquette Highway, #14, Summit Township, pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to failure to maintain security (no vehicle insurance) and was sentenced to 93 days discretionary jail for one year and $575 in fines/costs. Conviction is reportable to SOS.

– Robert Lance Lester, 49, of 1552 4th Ave., Manistee, pleaded guilty Dec. 5 to transporting an uncased bow/firearm in a vehicle and deer hunting without a license and was sentenced to two days in jail with credit for two days served; 90 days discretionary jail for one year; hunting privileges revoked until 2019; one year probation; and $505 in fines/costs.

– Brandon Ray Ralston, 31, of 4310 W. Brewer Rd., Owosso, pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to attempted snagging of fish and was sentenced to pay $300 in fines/costs.

– Daniel Joseph Deneau, 38, of 15237 Oak Knoll Dr., Monroe, pleaded guilty Nov. 29 to allowing a minor to hunt deer while unsupervised and failure to validate a deer kill. He was sentenced to pay $470 in fines/costs.

Dismissals

– Clinton Early Seymour, 41, of 5350 W. Hesslund Rd., Pere Marquette Township, had charges of operating a vehicle with a blood alcohol content of .17 or more and operating while intoxicated dismissed by Judge Peter Wadel Dec. 2.

– Nicole Deann Pettinato, 37, of 379 ½ Seventh St., Manistee, had a charge of operating a vehicle with a suspended license dismissed Dec. 5. According to court documents, “Interests of justice do not require further prosecution.”

– Diane Lee Luft, 50, of 210 E. State St., Scottville, had a charge of operating a vehicle without security (no vehicle insurance) dismissed Dec. 5. According to court documents, “Defendant pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.”

– Annette Lester Delight, 56, of 7216 11 Mile Rd. NE, Rockford, had a charge of third-degree retail fraud dismissed on Dec. 5. According to court documents, “Further prosecution is not in the interest of justice.”

– Charles Douglas Richards, 39, of 5919 Third St., Ludington, had a charge of driving with a suspended license dismissed with prejudice Nov. 29 on the motion of the prosecutor.

Stolen tractor found stuck in ditch.

December 7, 2016
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Stolen tractor found stuck in ditch. #MasonCountyNews #PoliceNews SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP — Mason County sheriff deputies recovered a stolen farm tractor that was stuck in the ditch Tuesday, Dec. 6, at…

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Scottville man sent to jail for assault.

December 7, 2016
Cory Hernandez with his attorney, John Conroy.

Scottville man sent to jail for assault. #MasonCountyNews #CourtNews By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — A 24-year-old Scottville man was sentenced to serve 120 days up front of a one-year…

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Obituary: David Weston, 76, Ludington.

December 7, 2016
Obituary: David Weston, 76, Ludington.

Obituary: David Weston, 76, Ludington.  #MasonCountyDeaths. David Michael Weston, 76, of Ludington, died Tuesday, December 6, 2016 at Holland Hospital in Holland.   Dave was born on August 11, 1940 in…

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Ludington man sent to prison for CSC.

December 6, 2016
Scott MacArthur with his attorney, Al Swanson, Jr. Mason County Sheriff's deputy Matt Murphy is pictured in the background.

Ludington man sent to prison for CSC. #MasonCountyNews #MasonCountyCourtNews By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — A 22-year-old Ludington man was sentenced Tuesday, Dec. 6, in 51st Circuit Court to three-and-a-half…

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‘Drug dealer’ sentenced to 10-30 years for heroin death.

December 6, 2016
Jacob Walton with a Michigan Department of Corrections officer and his attorney, Al Swanson, Jr.

‘Drug dealer’ sentenced to 10-30 years for heroin death. #MasonCountyNews #CourtNews By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — A 25-year-old Muskegon man currently lodged in prison on drug convictions received a…

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Man, 74, sent to prison for amphetamine delivery.

December 6, 2016
Albert Padgett with his attorney, Al Swanson, Jr.

Man, 74, sent to prison for amphetamine delivery. #MasonCountyNews #CourtNews By Allison Scarbrough. Editor. LUDINGTON — A 74-year-old Victory Township man was sentenced to one-and-a-half to 14 years in prison…

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New pediatric nurse practitioner joins Ludington practice

December 6, 2016
Erin Ross

New pediatric nurse practitioner joins Ludington practice #MasonCountyHealth LUDINGTON — Access to pediatric care increased in the Ludington area this week as Erin Ross, a certified pediatric nurse practitioner joined Spectrum…

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